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MY BAG: Graeme McDowell

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FOR THE IRISH OPEN

"This driver has a deep face—it sits great behind the ball—and I like that I can flight it high or low depending on conditions."

1. DRIVER

Cleveland

Classic 290 (9°)

clevelandgolf.com

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 56 (X flex)

miyazakigolfshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Cleveland

Launcher FL (14°)

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 72 graphite (Stiff)

3. HYBRIDS

Adams

Idea Pro a12 (17°)

adamsgolf.com

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo 83 (X flex)

Adams

Idea a7 (22°)

SHAFT: Matrix

Ozik (X flex)

matrixshafts.com

4. IRONS

Srixon

Z-TX II (four-through nine-iron)

srixon.com

SHAFTS: Royal Precision

Project X 6.5

royalprecision.com

5. WEDGES

Cleveland

588 Forged (48°, 52°, 58°)

SHAFTS: Royal Precision

Project X 6.5

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

White Hot 7

odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Srixon

Z-Star XV Pure White

8. SHOES

Ecco

World Class GTX

eccousa.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

CAT CLAWS

Nike's TW'13 is a light, natural-motion shoe made for a Tiger

WHEN TIGER WOODS heads to the gym or out for a run he wears something from the Nike Free line of shoes, which are built to replicate going barefoot. So when it was time to build a new golf shoe, Woods wanted to crossbreed his old shoes with the Free. Not so fast, said the engineers. There's such a thing as too much flexibility, and the trick was to devise something that combined stability and mobility. Hence the Free-inspired TW'13.

An inner layer contains stiff FlyWire for stability and stretch panels for a molded fit.

Longitudinal and lateral channels cut in the outsole provide flex, but they are fewer and shallower than on the Free.

Instead of a solid urethane bottom, the sole combines pods of TPU and lightweight foam. The shoe weighs only 13.9 ounces, almost five ounces less than Woods's old model.

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PHOTO

FRED VUICH (BALL)

PHOTO

FRED VUICH (BAG); COURTESY OF CLEVELAND GOLF (LAUNCHER FAIRWAY METAL)

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ROBERT BECK (MCDOWELL)

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COURTESY OF ECCO (SHOE)

TWO PHOTOS

COURTESY OF NIKE (2, TW'13)

THREE ILLUSTRATIONS